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Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
. vice presidentbiden went to the hill earlier in the day to meet. >> earlier president obama had harsh words. >> if they think i will finish the job in spebding cuts -- spending cuts alone they've got another thing coming. >> the deal will increase estate tax and bring back clinton era tax cuts. fromhouse holds earning 250 thousand dollars a year reportedly to those making 4 hundred and 50 thousand dollars. frustratedrepublicans say while the deal will probably pass, it's not ideal. >> i personally don't like it because i think we're kicking the can down the road and not addressing the real crisis in the country which was not the fiscal cliff, it's a debts crisis. >> the spending cuts that were a sticking point are now postponed for two months at least. >> much more to come on this. stay with abc2 news for late breaking details out of washington. when we're not on the air you can get updates on you can also find a guide on what the deal could mean for your wallet. if youhaven't checked your tax standing with the homestead tax credit, you better do it, today is the last da
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
fiscal cliff. it's just four days away and we still are waiting to hear if there's a deal in washington. tonight president obama addressed the country in talkses to. there's still no answer, but tonight the president says work is being done. >> congressional leaders left the white house today without a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. but the leaders and the president are still trying. >> i'm modestly optimistic that an agreement can be achieved. let's make sure that middle class families and the american economy and in fact the world economy isn't adversely impacted because people can't do their jobs. >> reporter: harry reid and mitch mccono agreed to spend the weekend working on a fall back plan that can pass both chambers of congress. >> some people will not like it, but that's where we are. >> reporter: president obama is pushing for a stop gap measure that would at least avoid tax increases on people earning less than $250,000. frustration is growing. a simple stop gap percent is not what men -- measure is not what many in washington hoped for. many blame president obama for the col
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